The Ottumwa Courier


December 1, 2012

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL ACTION: Mohawks improve to 3-0

MORAVIA —  Guards Jenna Sheehan and Autumn McDanel set the tempo as the Moravia girls basketball team took a 62-18 win over Melcher-Dallas in Bluegrass Conference action on Friday.

Sheehan finished with 17 points and McDanel drained three 3-pointers on the way to 15 points as Moravia improved to 3-0 on the season.

McDanel also dished six assists while Katelynn Tracy had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds for Moravia, who will travel to Murray on Dec. 7.

Moravia 62, Melcher-Dallas 18

M-D        4     7  0  7    —    18    

Mor        18     22  10  12    —    62    

Moravia (62) — Jenna Sheehan 17, Autumn McDanel 15, Katelynn Tracy 11, Nicole Self 8, Mckenzie Smith 3, Hannah Eastlick 4, Kendall Brown 4. Totals 28 2-5 62.

3-point goals — 4 (McDanel 3, Sheehan). Fouled out — Brown. Rebounds — 28 (Tracy 11). Assists — 16 (McDanel 6). Steals — 9 (McDanel 3, Smith 3). Blocks — 2 (Tracy 2). Total fouls — 23. Turnovers — 11.

Mustangs bounce back with win

Courier sports staff

BLOOMFIELD — Rylee Eakins scored 28 points, blocked seven shots and grabbed 11 rebounds while Shelby Graves scored 13 and dished eight assists as the Davis County girls basketball team took a 57-42 non-conference win over Knoxville in action Friday night.

The Mustangs improved to 3-2 overall with the win and bounced back from a tough loss to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Thursday.

“That was a great way to end the week,” said Mustang coach Dave Mason. “I was very impressed with the girls and how they responded after Thursday’s game. They were exhausted tonight, but they played to a win.”

Kate Birchmier added 11 points for the Mustangs, who travel to Twin Cedars on Monday.

Davis County 57, Knoxville 42

Knox        12    11  7  12    —    42    

D.C.        16     6  17  18    —    57    

Davis County (57) — Rylee Eakins 28, Shelby Graves 13, Kate Birchmier 11, McKenna Harward 2, Ally McClure 3. Totals 22 13-27 57.

3-point goals — None. Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 29 (Eakins 11). Assists — 15 (Graves 8). Steals — 14 (Harward 3, Graves 3). Blocks — 11 (Eakins 7). Total fouls — 18. Turnovers — 27.

Van Buren opens season with win

Courier sports staff

HARMONY — Hannah Haynes hit 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Van Buren girls basketball team opened the season with a 58-16 blowout of Harmony in action on Friday.

“We looked good, our offense looked good and our defense played hard,” said Van Buren coach Ashley Unkrich. “We have to watch the fouls, but we played with good team cheistry tonight. I was pleased with our performance.”

Katlyn Johnson added 16 points and dished five assists for Van Buren. Haynes also came up with eight steals and blocked four shots for the Warriors, who will host New London tonight.

Van Buren 58, Harmony 16

VanB        17     12  20  9    —    58    

Harm        2     6  4  4    —    16    

Van Buren (58) — Hannah Haynes 21, Katlyn Johnson 16, Abbey Rider 7, Jordan Billups 5, Sydney Atwood 3, Payten Hughes 2, Sarah Wells 2, Cassie Johnson 2.

Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 46 (Haynes 14). Assists — 14 (K.Johnson 5). Steals — 15 (Haynes 8). Blocks — 6 (Haynes 4). Total fouls — 19. Turnovers — 13.

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